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    Forest Moon Church

    IS THIS A CHRISTIAN NATION? I look around at all the fighting and harassment. I read the debates and arguments about which religion is right and which is wrong. The fundamentalists trying to infiltrate our government and make everyone see through their beliefs and make everyone believe as they do, this is not what our founding fathers wanted. If the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence knew what was going on today they would roll over in their graves and I know for a fact if they were alive none of this religious crap going on today would be happening. The Bill of Rights was designed to go hand-in-hand…

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    Forest Moon Grove Church

    New Year’s Greetings, I started this blast as seen below a couple weeks ago complete with 2011 calendar of events and then decided to add a reflection. This is New Year’s I know and it’s the 2nd New Year I recognize as Oct 31 is the witches New Year and I clean house then as well but I reflect in a Spiritual way rather then the mundane. Now is also a time I clean the house from top to bottom and I look at my resolutions from last year to see what I’ve accomplished and I look towards the future to see where I wish to be in another year.…

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    Forest Moon Grove Church

    So there I was in the first formation of my new company. It was 1 July 2002 and I was transferred from C Co. to B Co. since they needed more NCO’s (Non-Commissioned Officers) to take over a new section of the Motor Pool and me, knowing my job and good at leading Soldiers, was sent over. It was supposed to be an honor to be chosen but I felt like a red-headed step-child being sent to the worst company of the battalion by reputation. I was a witch, practiced in my home, and felt no need for politics or getting involved in a group setting although I had checked…

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    Forest Moon Church

    PAGAN YULE Once again it is Yule and we still have many Troops deployed in hostile environments. Let us not forget them as we sit around our fires this year, attending festive parties, gorging ourselves incessantly and opening presents from the big jolly man. I will close reverently with this poem, author unknown but it always brings a tear to my eye as I can relate and feel pride with this Soldier. Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, in a one-bedroom home made of plaster and stone. I had come down the chimney with presents to give and to see just whom in this house did live.…

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    Forest Moon Grove Church

    RANTS ON THE PAGAN CONDITION I sit here baffled at the condition of the world and Pagans in general. I told Jennifer I would carry on my column for Forest Moon and am getting to it now after some irritating discussion seen on facebook. Pagans telling other Pagans they weren’t Pagan. Hmmm. Titles are the killer of any group or culture. Why can’t people just be happy on their own little path. The answer can be varied but boils down to individual. Some are unhappy or not very secure in their own path so they must drag everyone around them down. Some are the all-knowing control freaks that know all…

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    Forest Moon

    Change So, I pick up my pen once again to write my thoughts as they flow. But do they flow? Not always, but sometimes one must ponder. I look out my window, and it’s raining outside and cold. Not the normal weather for Washington in June, it actually snowed in the mountains. You watch the news and see nothing but the murder and mayhem of today’s society and you have to wonder where it’s all leading. You know. I eat breakfast every morning in the Madigan Hospital cafeteria where I work in the Safety office and that’s the only time I’m forced to watch the news. I was thoroughly appalled…

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    Rants from the Sanctuary

    As I sit here in the land of sand that sees no festivity yet boasts to be the origin of both Pagan and Christian histories of which the latter it is the birth place of Christ. I look around at the faces of the Soldiers here with me sitting in the same predicament so far from home and in a war zone. I plan my Yule festivities as I would whether I was home or here as you can never let depression set in or it would ruin you. But really, how can one be depressed if they look inward and see the same sun, the shortest day of the…

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    Rants from the Sanctuary

    PAGAN NEW YEAR AND DREAMS I’ve been focusing a lot on change in this column, but indeed there is a reason. October is the Witches New Year and my family honors both New Years. December 31 we write our resolutions, and October 31 we do our ritual cleaning and reflect on the Pagan changes over the year and what we wish to focus on for the New Year. This year, we will be causing change not just reflecting on it as when this comes to print Michelle and I will be touring Arizona in search of a final resting place for Desert Moon Sanctuary somewhere in Northern Arizona. We will…

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    THE COST OF WAR…….AND FAMILIES

    This Is a hard article to write, specifically because right now I’m dealing with my own pain and hardship back home and may wind up on emergency leave soon enough. I guess writing is a good release and this is a good vent for me. Pain makes you question why we are really here and is the reason we’re here really worth all the pain it brings. I’ve seen war tear apart families time and time again and it got so bad the Army had to focus a whole program on why and then they made a band-aid to fix the problem. At last count we were at 2700 or…

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    Our Soldier: Update

    Hello everyone, Hope this finds you all and well. We are currently in a battle for a place to meet. The bad news first I always say. We are meeting anyway in my trailer until all the crap gets established, first our tent was taken away so we met in my trailer. Now im being told oh no you cant meet there then everyone can meet etc etc. so i was told if i found a tent we could set it up and meet there but now im getting conflicting stories on that as well, all will get rectified saturday when the proper man gets back, Chaplain Levine please contact…